2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament: La Salle: 63 – Kansas State 61

Mar 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; La Salle Explorers guard Ramon Galloway (55) shoots as Kansas State Wildcats guard Will Spradling (55) defends in the first half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at the Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

 

No. 4 seeded Kansas State took on No. 13 seeded La Salle today in West region play. The game was played at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., only about 2 hours from Kansas State’s campus. This was more like a home game for the Wildcats and it was evident that this was a pro-Wildcats audience; an audience that in the first half was shocked. La Salle came out hot and strong, showing off their shooting ability by hitting on 18-31 shots for 58 percent including hitting 6-11 3 pointers for 55 percent. The wildcats weren’t as lucky with only shooting 11-29 for 38 percent. The Explorers led at the half, 44-26.

The second half was a different story as Kansas State came out and methodically chewed into the La Salle lead. With 5:50 left in the game it was tied 58 all. But La Salle was not to be denied. With 10.7 seconds left in the game, Jordan Henriquez missed a spinning 6 footer in the lane and Jerrell Wright was fouled on the rebound. Wright hit one of two and the Wildcats missed on a nine foot last second shot. La Salle wins, 63-61. La Salle will move on to meet Ole Miss on Sunday at the Sprint Center.

Topics: 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament West Regional, Basketball Articles, La Salle Defeats Kansas State

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